Falana, Sowore, others storm Gani Fawehinmi memorial Monday

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Human rights lawyer and activist, Femi Falana, SAN, would be joining the presidential candidates of the African Action Congress, and the Social Democratic Party, Omoyele Sowore and Adewole Adebayo respectively, and a host of others to storm the memorial to late human rights lawyer and activist, Gani Fawehinmi.

The 13th memorial to the celebrated lawyer, who died September 5, 2009, would be holding in the Ikeja area of Lagos State on Monday.

Chief Fawehinmi, who was also until his death a Nigerian author, publisher, social critic and politician is fondly remembered for his activism and defence of the common man in court pro bono.

Fwehinmi became a SAN in September 2001, and was awarded the Senior Advocate of Masses in Obafemi Awolowo University in 1988, among other international awards.

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In the course of his activism, Fawehinmi was arrested and jailed serval times by successive governments under the military rule.

Others who would be at the Monday programme include the Chairman, Centre for Anti-corruption and Open Leadership, Debo Adeniran; the General Secretary of the Federation of Informal Workers Organisation of Nigeria, Gbenga Komolafe and others.

The programme divided into three lectures was themed as follows: (1) A reflection of 23 years of electoral system and democracy in Nigeria; which way forward? (2) Fuel subsidy regime: Corruption in the oil industry and the way out. (3) Crisis in Nigeria educational system and indefinite strike action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

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